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Medical Massage Therapy and Advanced Restorative Techniques

Medical Massage Therapy
Pain. Injury. Disease
Focusing on specific areas for specific reasons
Advanced Medical Massage and restorative techniques to re-educate the muscle, fascia and more.
No-Fault Insurance and NYSHIP accepted
Many insurance companies are reimbursing clients. Call yours!
Centrally located in Commack, Long Island, near me

The significant impact chronic pain has on 50 million Americans is a concern for

Pain, pain, go away

Pain, pain go away!

all health care providers. Chronic pain sufferers are among the most underserved patie

nts in the United States, further exacerbating this growing public health crisis. This group of patients faces many challenges –appropriate access to care, lack of validation of pain as a significant problem, the invisibility of pain and long-term insurance struggles.



Our goal is to provide the best possible care for patients with chronic pain and understand their need for specialized attention.  In our practice we work with people wit

h acute and chronic pain, in addition to anxiety and stress. We strive to provide the highest quality care and outcome based massage therapy services. We believe you will find that we offer superior care and we understand the importance of keeping the doctor informed of their patient’s care. Evaluation and progress reports will always be sent in a timely manner. Patients will always be referred back to their doctor regarding questions, concerns or additional needs.


We accept NYSHIP and no-fault  insurance for auto accidents. Many other insurance companies,  are reimbursing our clients for their sessions. Call us to find out if your’s will cover your session!


Self-Pay Pricing

We offer an economical Self-Pay Program for families and individuals without insurance or with insurance we do not accept. You can see these prices on this site


You are in good, trustworthy hands with Hands On HealthCare! Our practice was established in 2000. Our reputation and reviews are second to known. Without you there is no us! We are passionate about what we do and we love what we do, hence, you will love what we do, too!  At Hands On, we respect you and your time, therefore we run on time. In addition, our “hour” sessions are truly an hour of Hands On time, not the 50 minutes that other places refer to as an hour. So give us a call today and begin or continue your journey to good health and wellness!


The intension is to relieve symptoms and locate the cause of the pain or discomfort

To reach rapid and sustained results for varying disorders (may include pain injury and disease processes such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ, Herniated Disc and much more)

Help you not only to feel better but TO GET BETTER

Goal (vary depending on individual needs)

Reduce severity of pain

Reduce frequency of pain

Increase range of motion

Improve posture

Normalize muscle tissue


geared to make a permanent change in the soft tissue and feedback will be necessary during the session. Your comfort level is address using a scale of 1-10. This is based on measurable results and specific therapeutic outcome

Areas treated

will be determined by evaluating the symptoms and the cause of the pain or discomfort. The therapist will look for areas of pain and tension, however a restriction in one area of the body will negatively affect other areas of the body and those areas will be assessed as well.


research has shown that 2-3 times a week is ideal to make a meaningful improvement, 2-4 weeks is the usual timeframe but will vary based on individual needs.

+ Medical Massage Therapy Pricing

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+ Conditions Commonly Treated With Medical Massage

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Bunions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic and Acute Neck Pain
  • Chronic and Acute Shoulder Pain
  • Chronic and Acute Low Back Pain
  • Chronic and Acute Elbows Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache and Migraines
  • Insomnia

  • Myofascial Pain and Tendonitis in Neck
  • Myofascial Pain and Tendonitis in Shoulders
  • Myofascial Pain and Tendonitis in Low Back
  • Myofascial Pain and Tendonitis in Elbows
  • Myofascial Pain and Tendonitis in Knees
  • Myofascial Pain and Tendonitis in Ankles and Feet
  • Muscles Sprain/Strain in Neck
  • Muscles Sprain/Strain in Shoulders
  • Muscles Sprain/Strain in Low Back
  • Muscles Sprain/Strain in Elbows
  • Muscles Sprain/Strain in Knees
  • Muscles Sprain/Strain in Ankles and Feet
  • Pediatric Disorders
  • Pelvic and Menstrual Problems
  • Post Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Scarring and Pain
  • Post-surgical dysfunction

  • Postural Issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Restriction of Motion
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Sacral/Coccygeal Dysfunction
  • Scars
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ (jaw joint dysfunction)
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Whiplash

+ NYS Health Insurance

Very often Massage Therapy and or Myofascial Release (MFR) is covered by insurance. United Healthcare, some of the Empire plans, etc. are reimbursing our patients for their medical massage treatments. Please contact your insurance carrier and find out if Massage Therapy, procedure code 97124 and or MFR, procedure code 97140 or is covered when given by a Licensed Massage Therapist. If so, let us know so we can discuss the proper paperwork needed for you to be reimbursed. You will need a diagnosis in order to submit to your carrier therefore a prescription will be needed from your doctor so that we can use it on your paperwork.

+ No-Fault Insurance

As of December 15, 2019 we will not be taking on any NEW NO-FAULT PATIENTS. We will start again with new patients on 1/20/20.


Sorry to hear you were in a car accident. We would like to help you through this challenging time. To treat you, we will need a prescription from your healthcare provider with a proper diagnosis on it and it must read that it is for medical massage, not physical therapy. We will need to verify that you have open benefits. Please submit this form completely and submit it to us. Call and inform our office. We will make an appointment for you for an evaluation and treatment once we have verified benefits.


We will also have you complete a Medical History form and additional paperwork as well will be necessary. Please keep in mind that

Clients must inform Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy, P.C., immediately should they decide to seek the services of a Physical Therapist, Chiropractor or another Massage Therapist due to some insurance companies' regulations.

Clients generally cannot have any other medical care on the same day as they receive treatment from us and will be responsible for any fees not covered by your insurance company.

Our 24 hour cancellation and rescheduling policy also applies to our patients that use no-fault insurance for payment. Due to the fact that insurance does not cover cancelled, rescheduled or missed appointments, we do require that the client, not the insurance company, pay for any missed appointments, late arrivals or cancelled appointments.

Very often an Independent Medical Exam (IME) will be ordered from the insurance company. Often, benefits will be denied immediately following the IME. You must notify us of your IME and you will be responsible for any payments not made by your insurance company. Very often patients decide to put their therapy on hold once they have the IME and begin again once it has been approved by the insurance company.

No-fault patients must be seen by a variety of our therapists and weekend appointments may be limited

Outcome-Based Massage Therapy Services

Working with other Health Care Providers

More and more medical professionals are becoming more knowledgeable about the health and lifestyle benefits of our services. In addition, primary medical doctors, internists, orthopedists, neurologists, and chiropractors are all now prescribing massage therapy services to treat injuries, pain, and illnesses. We have come a long way since the days when massages were simply a way for someone to relax.

Medical Massage at Hands On

Our therapists are constantly undergoing professional training and continuing education. The Licensed Massage Therapists that have completed our in-house training are considered Advanced Medical Massage Therapists. Those LMTs that have studied directly under John Barnes and practice JB Myofascial Release or are a Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist are referred to as an Advanced Integrative Manual Therapist.

Pain, pain go way with medical massage therapy
Pain, pain go away! Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Advanced Medical Therapy for Pain, Injury and Disease

When it comes to advanced medical therapy and advanced massage therapy services, you can always place your trust in the skilled and experienced professionals at our treatment center to deliver the relief from chronic pain that you need. We offer a wide range of outcome-based massage therapy services for you to choose from, including the following options:

Advanced Integrative Manual Therapies

Includes John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, Manual Lymph Drainage and Breast Health Therapy

+ JB Myofascial Release

John Barnes Myofascial Release (JB MFR) is a hands on, whole body manual therapy technique that helps eliminate pain and restores function. The goal is to bring you back to an active pain free lifestyle. It addresses the fascial system. These MFR techniques allow the fascia to release and disengage from the underlying tissue, which in turn improves function. JB MFR is used to elongate the fascial tissue with sustained gentle pressure into the restriction or tissue barrier. After releasing several barriers, the tissue will become soft and pliable. Pressure will be taken off pain-sensitive areas and motion is restored.

See More on the JB Myofascial Release Therapy Approach Page

+ Manual Lymph Drainage

When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network. It is a gentle, non-invasive and highly-effective therapy. MLD effectively reduces traumatic and post-surgical edema, and can provide symptomatic relief of migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), stress, fatigue, and more. We often see success with chronic pain suffers who’ve had both minor and major surgeries, injuries or long time illness and or disease. MLD also induces general relaxation and detoxification.


MLD is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as: lymphedema, burns, fluid retention, lymph node removal, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic mastitis, headaches and is a commonly requested therapy following liposuction.


It is also believed to aid in the healing of fractures, torn ligaments and relieves fluid congestion, swollen ankles, puffy eyes, headaches and swollen legs during pregnancy. Chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis and fibromyalgia may also improve after receiving MLD. Chronic and acute pain sufferers have found MLD very helpful as well.


MLD is implemented by specially trained therapists, known as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist (CLT). A practitioner must be certified, and the course is open for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Licensed/Registered Massage Therapists and other Licensed Healthcare Professionals. At a minimum, 135 class hours are required for certification.

See More on the MLD Page

+ Breast Health Therapy Session

 may include additional approaches to address breast health techniques


Techniques address the fascial restrictions and lymphatic flow of the breasts. These techniques are very gentle, but very effective in creating movement and preventing stagnation of the tissue and fluids. Perfect for woman with and without breasts.

  • Increased circulation of blood and lymph
  • Reduced congestion in breast tissue
  • Relief from mastalgia (breast pain)
  • Improved posture
  • Restored range of motion in the upper body

These physical improvements may provide huge psychological and emotional benefits, especially for those recovering from breast disease and the aftermath of invasive treatments.

Getting the Lymph Moving

Breasts are often compressed with sports bras, constrained by underwire, or enhanced with padding. This can restrict the flow of lymph, a clear liquid derived from blood that contains disease-fighting cells It is widely speculated that chronic impairment of lymph drainage may be implicated in many breast health problems.


Gentle techniques help clear lymphatic channels, increases circulation, and reduces uncomfortable congestion.


Whether your breasts are healthy or compromised, every woman can benefit from this work, and it can be a powerful aid to healing after surgery or radiation therapy.


Scar tissue, adhesions, restriction, muscle imbalances, restricted movement, altered posture, and chronic pain can often be addressed.

See More on Breast Health Therapy Program Page

Massage  Therapy  used  to  be  considered  a  part  of  complementary  or  alternative  medicine,  but  it’s  popularity  has  now  brought  it  to  the  forefront  of  mainstream  and  conventional  medicine  and  pain  management.  It’s  often  used  for  a  wide  range  of  medical  conditions  and  situations.  Many  studies  have  found  massage  helpful  for:

  • Pain, Injury, Disease
  • Muscle and Joint Stiffness
  • Blood Pressure Control
  • Infant Growth
  • Sports-related Injuries
  • Boosting Immunity

  • Symptoms Related to Cancer Treatment
  • Stress Relief
  • Managing Anxiety and Depression
  • Improving Posture
  • Assisting in Assisting in Maintaining An Optimal Lifestyle

Related Article: Massage & Pain and Fatigue – Client Handout

Research showing the benefits of massage therapy for people who need help managing pain and fatigue is fairly substantial.

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Wellness for Cancer, the first organization to establish standardized, objective, cancer-focused training and business criteria for the spa and wellness industry, has certified Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa to provide treatments and services to clients who have experienced or are living with cancer.  As a member of the global Spafinder Wellness 365® Partner Network, we are recognized as a provider of safe, therapeutic services for cancer patients.

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Medical Professional Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are massage therapists?

Massage therapists are licensed health professionals who apply a variety of scientifically developed massage techniques to the soft tissue of the body to improve muscle tone and circulation. Massage therapists work to enhance well-being, reduce the physical and mental effects of stress and tension, prevent disease, and restore health.

  • Does Hands On accept insurance?

We accept no-fault insurance and in addition, many insurance companies are now reimbursing patients for medical massage and myofascial release. The patient should contact their insurance carrier and find out if MFR, procedure code 97140 or Massage Therapy, procedure code 97124 is covered when given by a Licensed Massage Therapist. If so, let us know so we can discuss the proper paperwork needed.

  • How do I determine what type of massage therapy my patients should have and whether they need to see someone who specializes in a particular massage technique?

The best approach is to find a qualified, professional massage therapist who can determine and/or recommend massage appropriate for the situation. You can always count on Hands On to offer a diverse range of services or to refer when necessary.

  • What does a massage therapist do that a physical therapist usually does not?

Massage Therapists focus on the normalization of soft tissues affected by stress, injury, and illness through the use of manual techniques that improve circulation, enhance muscular relaxation, relieve pain, reduce stress or promote health and well- being. These techniques may include, but are not limited to soft tissue manipulation, active and passive stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Application of hot and cold therapies is permitted when necessary. Massage Therapy does not consist of strengthening the muscles or exercise. Licensed Massage Therapists do not diagnose, however they may include assessments, such as a range of motion evaluation, in order to monitor changes and or goals. Massage therapists have extensive training specific to their field. Physical therapists have training in basic massage, but not the specialized education of massage therapists.

  • Does the patient have to completely disrobe?

Some forms of massage may be performed with the patient fully clothed.

  • What techniques do massage therapists use at HOHCMT?

Our Massage therapists use many different massage techniques and methods. These include the following, among others: Medical Massage, Swedish/European Massage, Connective Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Massage (Trigger Points), John Barnes Myofascial Release and Manual Lymph Drainage. View our Massage and Manual Therapy Techniques Page for more information.

  • Is a prescription required?

No, with the exception of No-Fault who require a prescription for billing purposes as well as private insurance companies that the patient may be reimbursed from. However, a script is always helpful, so that we know exactly what you recommend and for which diagnosis. Massage therapists may provide services that lead to improved health and muscle function, but they do not diagnose medical diseases or disorders. They evaluate patients/clients in terms of health and disease in order to know what massage technique should be used and when to make referrals to other health care practitioners.

  • What credentials do New York licensed massage therapists have?

New York licensed massage therapists have completed a massage training program, including the following: · courses in anatomy, physiology, neurology, myology, pathology, hygiene, first aid, CPR, and infection control procedures · course work, training and practice in the theory and techniques of both oriental and western massage. In addition, New York massage therapists have passed a State licensing examination. Continued Education is mandated by NYS and at Hands On, we often require additional certifications.

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208 and 210 Commack Road, Commack , NY , 11725

Searching for medical massage therapy near me? Seeking out the best rated and reviewed advanced medical massage therapy on Long Island? You have come to the right place! Please don’t hesitate to call or text us with any questions or concerns. We will have you fill out an intake form and review your medical history to help determine the best medical massage therapy, restorative techniques or program for you. Even if you don’t have pain, but you have tension or tightness, swelling or soreness or maybe you just don’t feel like yourself, give us a call today! We accept NYSHIP out of network benefits and also we accept No-fault insurance as well!

Medical Massage Therapy

Pain. Injury. Disease

Focusing on specific areas for specific reasons

Advanced Medical Massage and restorative techniques to re-educate the muscle, fascia and more.

No-Fault Insurance and NYSHIP accepted

Many insurance companies are reimbursing clients. Call yours!

Centrally located in Commack, Suffolk County, Long Island, near me